We might also use Norman's framework to begin new work on other protest forms. He suggests that the "American protest essay is eclipsed by the more famous protest novel tradition" (1), but there has been no examination of the protest novel to rival Norman's work on the protest essay. Nor have scholars theorized a poetics of engagement for the protest speech, the protest autobiography, the protest pamphlet, the protest poem, or the protest image-text. Norman's highly convincing argument that there exists an "American protest imaginary" (19) and that "protest defines a formal tradition in its own right" (12) is a challenge to build on his groundbreaking work.
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